Beyond the sports car, there is the supercar. And beyond the supercar lurks the rarest animal on the road: the hypercar.
Just as family sedans like the Toyota Camry seek to dominate their chunk of the marketplace, the hypercar’s raison d’être is simple: to please the discerning customer with an elastic billfold, and eviscerate pavement with impunity. They range from superfast coupes and convertibles to exotic, decadently trimmed grand tourers. And as global market indexes flirt with their pre-Recession heights, it seems every country is fielding one.
The best-known supercar manufacturers receive generous financial support from parent companies. There are, however, “outlier” companies that build fascinating machines, most often with a donor engine surrounded by a stunning body.
What follows is a survey, in no way comprehensive, of some of the most expensive and impressive outlier hypercars available – presuming you can find one.